According to the latest study, LinkedIn is the NETWORK you would want to be present if you want to change your job. But to do this you need to make sure that you have completed your professional profile and the posts you make on this network are not with you in a bathing suit, at the spa. In order not to repeat throughout the article, everything you put on your LinkedIn (profile description, network share, uploading pictures etc.) should answer "Yes!" to the question "Is this relevant to my work or to a recruiter? "
The LinkedIn profile should primarily contain a picture, ideally one from a photo session or something from a professional event. Do not forget to change and cover picture for better visibility - just like your profile picture, look for what you put here to fit well on the page and to relate to your activity or a passion of yours.
Professional Information: make sure you have your phone number and email address visible to the public. I know that GDPR kills us these days, but you want to make sure that a potential HR can get in touch even if they are not part of your network.
Summary: your CV at a glance (3 - 5 paragraphs, anyway you have an automatic 2000 character limit). A general description of you, in a light and relax non-tech language, and not forget keywords. Write as you talk without using pompous words. Leave space between paragraphs - make an airy description using simple words and sentences. People have a reduced capacity to pay attention, do not try their patience! The summary is the strategic move to be above the crowd. Be authentic and use this space as one for unpaid self-advertisement. You can choose to do a job history, tell a personal story about yourself or talk about what you're passionate. No matter what you choose, make sure that character traits come out from this reading.
Media: if you own a blog, youtube videos, newspaper articles, slideshare presentations you can show them to the world here.
Experience area: at every job pass, as in the CV, the important things stick to the subject with figures (if own). Add media (if you have) pictures, newspaper articles, presentations if you can make them public and have been supported by you.
Education: puts the last graduated school (high school, college, master, doctorate). If you have more qualifications, pass each one. For example, if you have a Master in Design and an MBA, go with both.
Volunteer experience: For me, this area is important, here I was able to experience things to find out what I like to do. If the volunteer actions have developed certain abilities, pass the organizations and make a brief description of them and the things you have done, from where to show up the abilities. You held management positions, then specify it, because that means experience.
Skills and Adhesion: You can choose from a predefined list certain abilities that you have, or they can be mentioned by your network, it is ideal to have them validated by third parties the ones that any recruiter in your industry would want.
Recommendations: Don't be afraid to ask for recommendations from former bosses, colleagues, or collaborators. Also gives some to those who ask you, or who have impressed you in a pleasant way in collaborations.
Achievements: pass here all the courses, certifications, prizes, projects, foreign languages, the publications you wrote, etc. Put everything you think might be of interest and representative of your career. If you took 1st prize in the 2nd grade, CONGRATS, but it does not help you to change your job now.
Interests: It's kind of a list of hobbies or what you do when stay on LinkedIn - here are the people, groups and companies you're following.
Once you've done all of the above, your profile is fit to go to the world of jobs, look to have a large contact list - to see as much information as possible. Make sure you press the "Follow" button on recruiters or companies where you would like to work, and reserve a few minutes a day to be active on the platform. Also, activate the ”Career Advice” and ”Career interest” that will give you info and show the recruiters you are active searching for a job.
I will follow with the article about interviews - here comes the most painful part!
LE: dates for LinkedIn accordingly to the official blogs, and thanks to Alex Negrea from which I took the info fast and fresh:
Graduates who were employed, most of them had the skills of Microsoft Office, Customer Service, Leadership, Public Speaking, Social Media, Teamwork, Time Management, Research listed
LinkedIn profiles with a photo have 21 times more views and receive 36 times more messages than those without a photo